Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Common Things

I've spent a great deal of time trying to think of extraordinary subjects to write about, but I've come to understand, by reading the works of Flannery O'Connor, John Cheever, Truman Capote, and others is that the true measure of a writer is to cultivate the ability to write about common things.
I think the value of writing daily in a blog, journal, or other outlet is essential to developing your skills as a writer.
I try to remember this when like tonight, my creative well runs dry and rather have an 18 inch knitting needle jammed into my eye than to write another word.


  1. LOL! Please avoid all knitting needles.

  2. Good control, knowing yourself. I like coming here, even if your are off. No Needles.

  3. OOUCH!! Good heavens, lighten up on yourself.

  4. A nice reminder. I should be more devoted to my blog!

  5. Oh dear!!! Go fishing!!! Relax!! Take care


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